Recent developments related to the procurement of system reservesPublished: 1 of March, 2013

Securing the system level reserves necessary for the uninterrupted operation of the electricity system is the task of the system operator. Before the tender for this year MAVIR substantially changed the methodology of procurement, which, based on the results to date has positively impacted the level of procurement costs. In our article we focus mainly on the developments surrounding the procurement of secondary and tertiary reserves, the largest cost items of all. We report on the most important changes to the method applied by MAVIR, as well as the related advantages, and evaluate the results of the tender procedures that have already been held for this year.